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Grit & Grace Presents: Down By the Riverside

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What: Grit & Grace Presents: Down By the Riverside
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Walton High School

You will laugh, cry, be entertained, and amazed when Down By The Riverside opens on July 15th! Walton County’s rich history is set to come to life onstage at the Walton High School Auditorium in DeFuniak Springs on July 15-17. Grit & Grace, Inc., is Walton County’s Official Folk Life Production and is a non-profit organization of volunteers whose purpose is to preserve the history of greater Walton County through storytelling, music and dance.

Make plans to see the Grit & Grace 2016 production taking us back to the early pioneers of Walton County, Florida as told by Walton County actors and musicians.

Before there was a Scenic Highway 30-A or a tourist-friendly Emerald Coast, there was only the backbreaking labor of timbering, the slow chugging of paddle-driven riverboats, hardscrabble living in Walton County’s small villages, and subsistence farming and fishing along the waterways of the Choctawhatchee River.

Down By The Riverside, the 2016 annual theatrical production of Walton County’s Grit & Grace, will feature the lives and times of the tough-skinned, hard-working pioneers who occupied the banks of the Choctawhatchee River. These pioneers relied upon its waters for transportation, commerce, and daily life for centuries. Before them, the “River of the Choctaw” (the literal rendering of “Choctawhatchee”) did the same for the local tribe by the same name and generations of aboriginal peoples before them. The Choctawhatchee is an irreplaceable natural resource, and so are the people and stories that have populated its bottomlands and basin.

The play, written by Ronnie McBrayer and directed by Brandon Elkins, will be presented at Walton High School Auditorium in DeFuniak Springs at three different showings:

Friday, July 15th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 16th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or online now.

Grit & Grace, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that preserves the history of the Greater Walton County area through storytelling, music, and dance. For more information please email; call 850-270-7008; or “Like” them on Facebook at For info:

Become a community partner of Grit & Grace, Inc. The group is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization so your gift is tax deductible. For more information on how you can become a Member or a Sponsor please click here!

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